Accept payments with Google Pay
Great news! Your readers can now support your creative work using Google Pay to subscribe to one of your premium plans. All Ghost members sites now have Google Pay support via our integration with Stripe.
Learn more about creating a membership and subscription business using Ghost.
New theme helpers
Just before Ghost 3.0 went live we made an update to our handlebars templating to help with generating navigational links and combining values together:
link- Create HTML links with dynamic classes
link_class- Apply dynamic classes to elements depending on the current page
concat- Concatenate and link multiple things together such as template values and strings of text
More information can be found in our theme documentation:
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New bookmark cards
We've introduced a new bookmark card to the editor which allows you to present links in a much richer format!
When using a URL with the right meta information, it can show the page title, excerpt, author, publisher and even a preview image. This is a great way to share links from sites that don't have automatic embeds. Here's an example of a bookmark card in action:
How it works
There's two ways to add a bookmark card to your posts:
- Paste a link as the first thing in a blank paragraph – if no automatic embed is available, the editor will default to the bookmark card.
- Manually select the bookmark card from the (+) menu or by typing
/bookmarkon a new line and pasting your URL – or for a shortcut
Bookmark cards require a minor CSS update in your theme, grab the code here. Ghost(Pro) users already have access to bookmark cards. Self-hosted developers can use Ghost-CLI to install the latest release!
Eleventy and Ghost
We’ve expanded our roster of headless starter repositories with Eleventy – a static site generator that’s swiftly growing in popularity within the JAMstack community.
Custom image alt tags
We just shipped custom image alt tag support in the Ghost editor. This is one of our most requested features – and great news for accessibility and search engine optimisation for your Ghost publication.
Previously, you'd need to use a Markdown card to add an image alt tag. Now you can create alt tags on the go directly from the editor, without the need to add any additional cards or custom tags.
To write your alt tag, hit the
alt button on the right in the caption line, type your alt text and then hit the button again to return to the caption text.
Ghost Admin design updates
Ghost Admin just had a facelift and some big improvements to usability. It's now much easier to manage your publication's content and keep everything organised.
In addition to a new site preview feature, it's now possible to browse your published posts and drafts in a much more intuitive way with filters for author, tag, status and date.
A new Ghost Admin API
The Ghost Content API makes it possible to pull any content out of Ghost, or use it as a Headless CMS. Today we're excited to be able to share our new Admin API, which does just the opposite: It creates total flexibility around how you get content in to Ghost.
Language support in code cards
Add syntax highlighting to blocks of code on your site using code cards in the Ghost editor, which now support language selection and captions!
Install privacy focussed analytics on your site
It's possible to integrate your Ghost publication with modern analytics tools that are privacy-focused, GDPR compliant and don't track your site visitors. Find out how with the latest additions to our integrations library: Simple Analytics and Fathom.
We're excited to add these solutions alongside other popular analytics tools, like Google Analytics and Segment. Keeping on top of your site metrics is a breeze using sensible code injection in Ghost.
Improved in-app notifications
We've just rolled out some new improvements to how we inform you about exciting new features, upgrades and other important information inside Ghost.
Now you'll see more personalised information in the admin area and each staff user can dismiss notifications at their own leisure. Keep an eye out for these notifications to find out about the latest features in Ghost!
Add comments to your posts in a few simple steps
We recently published some new integration guides including two new tools for implementing comments to your posts.
Guides on how to add comments to your site using Commento and Talkyard have been published, alongside existing integrations for Disqus and Discourse. Getting setup with comments takes just a few steps, using a snippet of code in your
post.hbs theme files. This provides even more options to integrate a commenting system that suits your needs.
Discover new ways to connect your Ghost publication with your favourite apps and tools using our integrations library.
Preview your site within Ghost admin
You can now access a live preview of your site from within the admin panel using the "View site" link. So if you're adding new content or updating your theme, you can preview your changes without having to leave the page 🎉
Separated posts & pages
Up until now posts and pages in Ghost were mixed together and you'd have to locate a checkbox to switch between them.
Now, they're separate in Ghost admin and easier to navigate between and filter.
Custom canonical URLs
You can now implement custom canonical links directly in the Ghost editor for guest posts, multiple versions of the same page or when you need to curate a list of links to external sources
Advanced Sitemap Plugin for Gatsby
We just shipped a new plugin that automatically generates advanced sitemaps for static sites built with Gatsby
Curated news for independent publishing
Our new weekly newsletter is a hand-picked roundup of the latest news in publishing, sent to a discerning group of people who are invested in the future of the industry.
Ghost on the JAMstack
After some major updates to Ghost's public API and tooling, it's now possible to use Ghost as a completely decoupled headless CMS.
Organise gallery images
Organise visual content in your posts with image galleries that now support drag and drop to re-order your images.
New open-source Ghost themes
We've shipped three shiny new Ghost themes to the Marketplace that are ready to use, fully open-source, free and extensible. Plus: a new starter theme for developers!
Responsive image sizes
Optimise your site performance with responsive images and display image content at the best size across your publication!
Drag & drop card ordering
Up until now it was not possible to move rich cards around in the editor. Now you can simply drag and drop any card within a post to the appropriate place.
The editor will also auto-scroll for you as you're dragging a card up or down the page.
All new Ghost Docs & Integrations
Our entire Ghost docs library has had a complete makeover as well as some brand new additions including tutorials and integrations ✨
Automatic image optimisation, image galleries and more
Using images in Ghost just got a whole lot better with instant image optimisation, responsive image galleries and API improvements!
Introducing Ghost 2.0
A powerful new editor, multi-language support, custom homepages, dynamic routes, custom structures and much more